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Manchester, NH: 17% of kids are SPED; more support staff being hired

May 10, 2018, Manchester (NH) Union Leader: Nashua's changing demographics require a bigger school budget, superintendent says http://www.unionleader.com/education/Nashuas-changing-demographics-require-a-bigger-school-budget-superintendent-says-05112018 …Mosley is recommending that the district hire two more English Language Learner (ELL) teachers, eight paraeducators for kindergarten classrooms, one grant writer, an assistant director of human resources, an additional school psychologist and reinstate three custodial positions. … “These are not ELL kids, they are Nashua kids, and they need us,” he said, adding 41 percent of the 11,112 students enrolled in city schools qualify for free and reduced lunch, 12 percent are ELL students and 17 percent are special education students.